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Birmingham Campaign

Birmingham Campaign  

The Birmingham Campaign, waged throughout 1963 and 1964, represented one of the turning points in the long-term success of the American civil rights movement. The shocking scenes of civil rights ...
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church  

The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, a center of civil rights activity during the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, was founded in 1877 in Montgomery, Alabama, by a small group ...
Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer  

(b. 6 October 1917; d. 14 March 1977), civil rights activist.“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” The famous and radical words of Fannie Lou Hamer expressed ...
George Wallace

George Wallace  

(b. 25 August 1919; d.13 September 1998),assistant attorney general of Alabama, member of the Alabama legislature, circuit judge, and governor of Alabama. George Corley Wallace Jr. will long be ...
Martyrdom and Civil Rights

Martyrdom and Civil Rights  

The modern-day civil rights movement depended primarily on three components. The first was bearing public witness to the existence of evil, an approach popularized by both Christian teachings and ...
Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott  

Tired after an arduous day of sewing at the Montgomery Fair Department Store, Rosa Parks sank into the nearest available bus seat in the first row of the black section ...
Scottsboro Case

Scottsboro Case  

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(1931)A US legal case in which nine black youths were falsely accused by two white girls of multiple rape on a train near Scottsboro, Alabama. They were found guilty and sentenced to death or ...
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church  

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, an important nineteenth- and twentieth-century meeting place for Alabama blacks, was founded in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church (FCBC) of Birmingham, in ...
Tuskegee Institute

Tuskegee Institute  

From nondescript beginnings, Tuskegee Institute, now known as Tuskegee University, emerged from the nineteenth century as one of the nation's premier historically black colleges and universities, a ...

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